One of the causes of alopecia is a vitamin deficiency due to poor diet or a diet lacking in vitamins essential for healthy hair. Revising the diet to include vitamins and minerals, which encourage hair growth, can have a positive effect on existing hair and patchy baldness.
Vitamins that can help with restoring natural hair growth include the following.
, which promotes hair growth and is crucial for preventing hair dryness.
combined with biotin has been used successfully in treating alopecia in children.
B complex vitamins.
B12 is not stored well in the body so a supplement may be required. It can be administered by injection or taken orally with Vitamin C, which helps with absorption. Other B complex vitamins are important for hair and skin condition.
This is an anti-oxidant, which helps with scalp oil production. Excess amounts can be toxic so no more than the daily-recommended dose should be taken.
is one of nature’s antioxidants and helps to keep hair healthy.
aids scalp circulation and cell regeneration.
When suffering from alopecia, vitamins will help to maximize the body’s ability to grow new healthy hair. A balanced diet containing whole grains, egg yolk, fish, fruit and vegetables, and dairy will provide most of the vitamins required to promote hair growth.